Rend Lake, Jefferson County

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4/18/17 @ 6:56 PM
FISHING REPORT
Nick Shafer
Rend lake fishing guides
MEMBER since 6/9/15

MOON PHASE (57%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Crappie are in the bushes. We are catching crappie in 8" to 16" of water in the buck brush. The lake is low. We could use a couple of good rains as the lake could use another 2'+ of water to get it up where is usually is this time of year. That being said we are still getting good numbers of fish and some really nice ones too. Most days we are getting our limit of over ten inch fish and 10-15 good unders. 


We are very booked but I have had a cancellation for this Thursday the 20th or the next available day we have is May 31st. Post spawn crappie and catfish trips are also booking fast for June and July so give us a call to get in on the action! 618-472-4763 

Rend Lake, Jefferson County Photo
Rend Lake, Jefferson County Photo
Rend Lake, Jefferson County Photo
Crappie Predator Guide Service
(618) 472-4763
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4/16/17 @ 3:29 PM
snapper56
snapper56
USER since 2/8/13

Anyone catching crappie in the brush or are they still deep?

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4/4/17 @ 5:35 PM
Nick Shafer
Rend lake fishing guides
MEMBER since 6/9/15

Not yet I haven't. 

Crappie Predator Guide Service
(618) 472-4763
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4/3/17 @ 8:10 PM
Browning3_8
Browning3_8
USER since 4/3/17

Has anyone saw any common carp spawning in the shallows. Thanks.

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3/31/17 @ 8:54 PM
woodman524
woodman524
USER since 3/2/15

Thanks Bob for the trip it was a blast.  We will be back for some Noodling

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3/31/17 @ 6:17 PM
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Mean Green
Mean Green
USER since 2/6/16

MOON PHASE (17%)
Waxing Crescent

Still catching good crappie in deep water. Very soon they will be heading shallow. Water temp is 58 out deep and 60-62 up shallow. Lake level is 406.66 we need it to rise to 409+ to get up into the buck brush, been a dry winter!

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3/26/17 @ 3:38 PM
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Mean Green
Mean Green
USER since 2/6/16

MOON PHASE (3%)
Waning Crescent

Some more clients today that came down to Rend Lake from seeing our reports here on lake-link. Terry and Keith had a good day. (By the way those aren't small crappie, that is a huge channel cat Keith landed on 6lb test. It weighed 9lb 6oz. 

 The crappie are close to going shallow, water temp is 56. We still have a few openings in April & May give us a call and come fish with us. Also booking catfish trips for the summer both rod and reel and noodling. Call Bob 618-231-1417 or Nick 618-472-4763

Edited on 3/26/17 8:56 PM
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3/25/17 @ 2:36 AM
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RANGER30
RANGER30
USER since 9/19/04

MOON PHASE (7%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

Hired Nick Shafer of Crappie Predator Guide Service Friday March 24th on Rend Lake. Warm but windy day made for a slow bite at times, but Nick still managed to put 47 keeper crappie in the boat. Nick did an excellent job with boat control under tough wind and current conditions. Also impressed with his knowledge of the lake and ability to adjust on the fly. Would recommend him to anyone heading to Southern Illinois for a crappie fishing trip. A great aspect of Nick and Bob's service is they cleaned the fish. And in short order too. For someone who had a 5 hour trip home this is greatly appreciated. I have hired other guides before and they just handed you the fish to take home whole in a cooler. 

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3/18/17 @ 3:52 PM
FISHING REPORT
Nick Shafer
Rend lake fishing guides
MEMBER since 6/9/15

MOON PHASE (68%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

Still catching crappie in 12' to 18' on jigs fishing 10' to 14' deep. We had 6 limits today by 12:30 We have a few days available between Bob and I if you would like to book a trip 618-472-4763

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Crappie Predator Guide Service
(618) 472-4763
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3/16/17 @ 11:33 AM
BOSSMAN41
BOSSMAN41
USER since 11/27/02

Had the pleasure of fishing with Nick Schafer Monday and Tuesday and at first I was a little hesitant after a severe cold front that had moved thru the night before as in the morning we were greeted  with 20 mph winds out of the Northwest, But as promised that we would catch fish and we did over 65 keepers and easily another 100 throwbacks I was very happy that I made the choice and the next day fishing was even better as we were greeted with a Balmy 19 degrees at launch time. We picked over 200 fish and wound up with 75 keeper fish! Nick is by far the best Crappie guide I have ever taken out hands down.

 I already have booked him for 2 days in May for the Buck Brush bite and can't wait to get back down there. 5 star guide service for sure.

Edited on 3/16/17 11:35 AM
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